Laura Terrill Patten, Executive Director
Laura knew she wanted to work with Planned Parenthood ever since she can remember and is fiercely proud to be a member of the PPAO team. She began her political career in state electoral politics and went on to serve as Legislative Director for the House Majority Office. After lobbying on behalf of Portland State University, Laura served as Deputy Campaign Manager for Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici’s successful special election in January 2012. She attended Portland State University, where she studied Public Administration and Political Science. In her spare time, Laura enjoys spending time with her family and friends and traveling.Jimmy Radosta, Communications and Marketing Director
Jimmy comes to Planned Parenthood Advocates of Oregon after 20-plus years in the media, dating back to his high school newspaper in Salem and his college newspaper at Pepperdine University, where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Journalism. He has written and edited for Salem’s Statesman Journal, The Portland Mercury, Portland Family, The Skanner and Just Out, and his work has earned a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. Jimmy also is active in LGBT politics as a longtime volunteer for Basic Rights Oregon. In his spare time, he’s a pop-culture junkie and part-time performance artist.
Nichi Masters Linder, Field Director
Nichi first joined Planned Parenthood as a volunteer in 2004. After graduating from University of Oregon with a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology, she worked as a Clinic Assistant for Planned Parenthood in Springfield. Nichi loved Planned Parenthood so much, she came back as a Field Organizer in 2010 and is now happily continuing her career as Field Director. Nichi is living the dream by working in a job that fulfills her passion for progressive politics. In her spare time, Nichi loves to be with her family and friends, and enjoys the excellent music scene and outdoor recreation Eugene has to offer.
Alicia Temple, Program Manager
A native to the Pacific Northwest, Alicia grew up in Portland and studied Sociology and Women’s Studies at Seattle Pacific University. After graduating, Alicia moved to Vietnam to serve as the Communications Officer for a nonprofit organization focused on improving rural school attendance and disaster mitigation. Upon returning, she campaigned for a local school bond before joining as the PPAO team as a Field Organizer in 2011. Alicia is especially proud of her role in defeating a “personhood” amendment in Mississippi, helping to close a 31-point gap in just 10 days. She is also serving as a Global Youth Ambassador to further connect her interests in global health and community advocacy. After hours, she can be found out and about in Portland, enjoying the company of good friends.
Maura Roche, Government Relations Consultant
Maura has been the lobbyist for Planned Parenthood since 1992. She’s represented health, human services, and civil rights organizations for decades. Maura is a native Oregonian and has lived in Washington, DC and a number of places in Oregon, including Otis. For fun she rides big horses really fast over large obstacles and is a long-distance cyclist.